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  1. Hyperspectral Image Projector Based on Liquid Crystal on Silicon Displays

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: 825

    This proposal outlines the development of a precision instrument for calibrating satellite based imaging sensors – the Hyperspectral Image Projector. The HIP instrument is capable of producing realistic, standards-based satellite imagery simultaneously projecting spectral spatial scenes. This proposed effort will concentrate on the spectral engine of the HIP, with the goal of produ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Commerce
  2. A Stochastic Integration Toolkit fo rComprehensive Global Weather and Climate Models

    SBC: ARGOS INTELLIGENCE, LLC            Topic: 823

      Stochastic parameterization of large scale models is becoming an important tool for evaluating climate predictability and for enabling accurate representation of effects of micro-scale and short time physics on long time climate statistics. The models currently used to evaluate climate risk do not incorporate these stochastic effects, but represent multi-year development and collaborat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Commerce
  3. Low Cost, Compact, Direct Detection Wind and Temperature Lidar for Measurements in the Boundary Layer

    SBC: OPHIR CORPORATION            Topic: 845

    Monitoring and forecasting of atmospheric winds within the United States provides protection from severe weather conditions, enables the safe operations of airports, provides the ability to predict wildfire evolution, and the dispersion of hazardous material plumes. However, the current NOAA National Profiler Network (NPN) is limited in spatial extent and is temporally and spatially very spar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  4. Climate Information Management (CIM) Toolkit

    SBC: Riverside Technologies Inc.            Topic: 823

    State governors recognized the need for drought information, which resulted in the implementation of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). Other government efforts provide climate services in order to monitor, forecast, and mitigate the impacts of climate. In response to the SBIR request for a “Robust Software Data Integration Tool in Support of the NIDIS and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  5. Transportation Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery System

    SBC: MMPG LLC            Topic: 101FT1

      A one-cylinder diesel engine will be modified to achieve a 20% to 40% improvement in fuel efficiency.  This will be accomplished by insulating the interior of the combustion chamber with a proprietary thermal insulating material.  Heat normally transferred to the engine coolant through the walls of the head, cylinder and piston will be retained within the combustion chamber where ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  6. Cost-Effective Biomass Conversion via an Online Carbohydrate Monitoring Device

    SBC: ADVANCED MICROLABS, LLC            Topic: 88

    Biomass is a renewable resource with high potential to achieve cost effective, reliable, and environmentally friendly energy to the American consumer, but yet is still deemed inefficient. First, current methodologies only allow conversion of cellulosic materials into biofuel, leaving energy-rich hemicellulosic material unutilized. Second, even though carbohydrate conversion is the focus of biomass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. Regenerable Ethylene Removal

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: 813

    Fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers are transported and stored in refrigerated containers. As the produce ripens, ethylene gas is produced, which further ripens the product and can lead to premature spoilage. Most fruits and vegetables emit ethylene gas which promotes ripening. Certain species, such as apples and bananas, produce more ethylene than others. Elevated ethylene levels can significant ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  8. Retrofit Emissions Control Technology for Agricultural Diesel Sources

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: 84

    Agricultural equipment powered using hydrocarbon fuels emit VOCs, CO, soot, particulates, and NOx. However, controlling and reducing these emissions can impose a heavy economic burden on farmers and the agricultural industry. For example, equipment powered by two cycle engines cannot economically employ catalytic converter technology for highway gasoline and diesel engines. Thus, economic control ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  9. Lipid-based ELISA test for detection of dairy cattle with Johne`s disease

    SBC: ECKSTEIN DIAGNOSTICS, INC.            Topic: 83

    Johne's disease (JD) is a significant problem in animal health, and this is underscored by its identification by the USDA as the most important infectious disease in ruminants and one of the priority diseases for 2009/2010. Infection with MAP usually occurs after birth and infected calves go through a short period with mild or no symptoms during which they shed the bacteria in feces. This short pe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  10. Development of a BtBooster Synergist for Bt Transgenic Plants

    SBC: INSECTIGEN INC            Topic: 82

    Insecticidal efficacy is a major insecticide market driver. In 2004, InsectiGen, Inc. announced a scientific breakthrough, BtBooster, a new technology that enhances the performance of the leading biopesticide, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Although extended efforts to improve Bt biopesticides have led to the discovery of over 250 cry genes, only a few are deployed in Bt plants. BtBooster is a pepti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture

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